Sheltered housing refurbishment complete
Published by Rebecca Jackson for Kier Services in Communities and also in Housing
Leading repairs and maintenance provider Kier has regenerated a sheltered housing scheme, providing state-of-the-art kitchen renovations to local residents.
Kier refurbished 38 kitchens, including the communal kitchen, in a 12-week project at Derek Miller Court on Newland Street West, which offers supported housing for older people.
To mark the completion of the project Kier, which delivers repairs and maintenance to homes across the region, held an event including a buffet lunch and raffle prizes for tenants.
Kier staff also presented flowers to the scheme’s warden and members of the team to thank them for accommodating extra cleaning needs while the work was undertaken.
Kier regional operations director, Phil Oades, said: “As much as we strive to keep it to a minimum, in projects such as this it is inevitable that there will some disruption to the residents and employees. We are always grateful for the support of our clients, and in this case we received a particularly high level of understanding and co-operation. On behalf of the operatives at Kier I would like to thank everyone involved for creating such an amicable environment to work in.
“The refurbished kitchens will ensure residents of Derek Miller Court have the very best facilities available, which will benefit tenants for years to come.”
Mrs Kathleen Campbell, a Derek Miller Court tenant, said: “The whole workforce from start to finish were efficient, courteous and very pleasant to get on with, and any problems were solved quickly.”
Kier works with the City of Lincoln Council delivering a ten-year planned maintenance programme on council homes.
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